WWE® & TikTok start SummerSlam® ring announcer search | Companies


STAMFORD, Connecticut – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Nov. July 2021–

Starting today, WWE (NYSE: WWE) is launching a search for their next great ring announcer on TikTok, as users can upload their most entertaining videos using the hashtag #WWEAnnouncerContest. The best performers deserve a trip to SummerSlam at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 21, where they will serve as the ring announcer for the biggest WWE event of 2021. The speaker search is presented by Pure Life® Purified Water.

In the weeks before SummerSlam, WWE will review each video before two winners are announced by the company’s official TikTok channel on Monday, August 16. WWE Superstar Big E recorded their own TikTok video to explain how the competition works, which can be viewed here.

“Our involvement with TikTok so far has been incredible and we couldn’t think of a better platform to find the next great ring announcer,” said Steve Braband, WWE Vice President, Digital.

Today’s announcement follows another innovative TikTok activation through which WWE aims to discover and recruit the next generation of Superstars through the TikTok Resumes product. The search culminates in a multi-day talent test in Las Vegas as part of SummerSlam.

To date, WWE has amassed one of the largest TikTok audiences in sport, with more than 11 million followers and more than a billion fans on its global social media platforms, further solidifying its position as one of the most followed brands in the world.

SummerSlam will be one of the first sporting events to be played at full capacity at Allegiant Stadium and the first time to be held at an NFL venue. The event will air exclusively on Peacock in the US and on WWE Network everywhere else at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT.

About WWE

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media company and a recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of companies that create original content 52 weeks a year and make it available to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly entertainment in its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG programming is available in more than 900 million households worldwide in 28 languages ​​through world-class distribution partners such as NBCUniversal, FOX Sports, BT Sport, Sony India and Rogers. The award-winning WWE Network includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programs and a huge video-on-demand library and is currently available in more than 180 countries. In the United States, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, is the exclusive home of the WWE Network. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Dubai, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Munich, Riyadh, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

For more information about WWE (NYSE: WWE), please visit wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com.

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